All That Remains of Camillus House in Downtown Miami

June 27, 2012 by Lucas Lechuga

Camillus House demolished

While showing property in a nearby Downtown Miami condo development yesterday afternoon, I noticed the pile of wreckage that was once Camillus House.  As expected, the site had been demolished early Monday morning.  Even though it had only been just a day since the demolition, I decided to drive around the neighborhood yesterday evening to see if I could recognize any differences in the neighborhood.  I weaved in and out of the streets around the area and found literally just one homeless person.  I truly did not expect to find much of a difference yet but the difference is there and quite obvious even to the most critical of people.  This is great news for Downtown Miami!

Camillus House demolished

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Drew
4 years 2 months ago
Lucas – As far as I know, homeless people are not lepers nor do they have the bubonic plague. But based on your posts about Camillus House, I’m not so sure. If you’re trying to portray yourself as a greedy self-interested real estate hustler, you’re doing a great job. While much of Miami’s homeless have ended up in their situation due to their own actions and decisions, there are many others who are mentally ill and who have run out of support or are no longer able to support themselves. To celebrate their exile (so you make more $$$ selling… Read more »
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F-35
4 years 2 months ago

Drew, there is as much sincerity and heartache for homeless in your post as there is love in a pimp for his working girls.
That you are a total duchebag is a well-established fact, you don’t have to keep confirming it so often anymore.

Anonymous
4 years 2 months ago

Drew,

That’s pretty funny. For years, the vast majority of the people on here have trashed Downtown Miami because of homeless situation there but now I’m the insensitive one? I’m merely showing the critics that they now have one less reason to gripe about Downtown Miami. The truth of the matter is that the homeless are the big winners here. They now have a new, multi-million dollar facility that is better equipped to handle the various needs of the homeless.

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Gixxer1000
4 years 2 months ago
Drew you will pretty much find anyway to either bash Miami or Lucas’ site. Old Drew on homeless people before Miami built a multi-million dollar facility to provide support for them: “If Miami Beach wants an exclusive/ultra-luxurious image then they need to clear out the addicts and psychotic homeless who prowl South Pointe Park.” New Drew after the facility has been built and less homeless people are downtown, which people have been complaining about for years. “To celebrate their exile (so you make more $$$ selling condos that are now a little more marketable) comes across as very sleazy and… Read more »
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Angel
4 years 2 months ago

Being a resident of 900 for going on 3 years now I can tell you this is great news. While most homeless people are harmless they are a nuisance. Try to go get gas at the BP on any given day without constantly getting harassed for money. As Lucas stated this is a win win for the residents of downtown Miami and for the homeless as well as they are housed in a brand new very nice building. The old Camilus house was a dump. The new one is actually quite nice.

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Drew
4 years 2 months ago
Gixxer, you have impeccable research skills. I’m amazed you have time to comb through this site’s achives while simultaneously going to grad school and being a Brickell real estate juggernaut. Not trying to bash the site, and in fact think the site is great. Just expressing an opinion on how I interpret Lucas’ comments re the homeless. As a broker who is marketing himself on this site, he’s held to a higher standard and has more at stake than you and I who are simply anonymous posters. I’m just saying he could have (and should have) presented the Camillus House… Read more »
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Gixxer1000
4 years 2 months ago
Lucas has a google site search. Typing in Drew and homeless took me about 20 seconds. And how/where was Lucas not tactful. No where in the article does he refer to homeless people as anything derogatory unlike you. He simply says that there are less homeless people downtown and that downtown is better for it, which it is. Could it be that you interpreted his comments incorrectly? The only possible way that you could have even took his comments in a remotely negatively fashion would be if you had no ideal that they had built a new bigger and better… Read more »
Anonymous
Gixxer1000
4 years 2 months ago

If anyone is overly concerned about the homeless people in Miami here are the rendering of the new Camillus campus:

http://www.camillus.org/index.php?submenu=NewCampus_Renderings&src=gendocs&ref=Renderings&category=_capital_Campaign

It has an overnight shelter, treatment center, dining facilities, day center, job preparation, cafe, and chapel.

Anonymous
Renter-Owner Tom
4 years 2 months ago
Hey – Thought I’d chime in. First, there seems to be an obsession with Camillus House in Miami. The fact is, this was the mother ship for vagrants – it attracted them from far and wide. Sure, they do help homeless on their pathway to be self-sufficient, but the majority are vagrants….alcoholics, drug addicts, and sadly the mentally ill. Where do you think people without work get $$$ — they beg, steal and commit other crimes. Had your car broken into? — well you can probably thank the “homeless” (really vagrants who have drank or injected all they had). Instead… Read more »
Anonymous
4 years 2 months ago

LMFAO,

Lucas I love you, you have been obsessed with the camillus house demolition since 2008. I am glad you got your gift :)

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